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System and software requirements



Operating System

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)


Minimum resolution of 1024 x 600  Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater

Internet Speed

56K modem

56K or cable modem, DSL

Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

JRE 1.6.x
(Required to run Equation Editor.)

JRE 6 update 31 


Enabled  Enabled




Browser Support


Browser Status
Internet Explorer 10  Investigation
Internet Explorer 9  Supported (recommended)
Internet Explorer 8  Maintenance
Firefox (newest)  Supported (recommended)
Firefox 10.0  Maintenance
Chrome (newest)  Supported 

Mac OS X

Browser Status
Safari 5.1  Supported
Safari 5.0  Maintenance
Safari 4.0   Maintenance
Firefox (newest)  Supported (recommended) 
Firefox 10.0  Maintenance
Chrome (newest)  Supported 

Tablet support for Descktop Web

Operating System/Browser Status
Android Browser (newest)  Investigation 
iPad Safari (newest)  Investigation 
Playbook Browser (newest)  Investigation 

Mobile Web

Operating System/Browser Status
iOS (newest)   Supported 
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1)   Supported 
iOS 4 (Safari 5.0)   Maintenance
iOS 3 (Safari 4)    Maintenance 
Android (newest)  Supported 
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)   Supported 
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)  Supported 
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)  Supported 
Android 2.2 (Froyo)   Supported 
Android 2.1 (Eclair)   Maintenance 
Android 1.6 (Donut)  Maintenance 
Android 1.5 (Cupcake)  Maintenance  
Blackberry 6   Supported 

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